GAMEDAY College Football

Appalachian State 30, Coastal Carolina 27

(AP Photo/Matt Kelley)

By STEVE REED
AP Sports Writer

BOONE, N.C. - Chandler Staton kicked a 24-yard field goal as time expired and Appalachian State knocked off 14th-ranked Coastal Carolina 30-27.

Chase Brice threw for 347 yards and two touchdowns, and Malik Williams had a monster game with 10 catches for 206 yards and a touchdown in front of a capacity crowd of 31,061 at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

Camerun Peoples ran for two touchdowns for the Mountaineers (5-2, 2-1 Sun Belt). The have never lost to the Chanticleers at home.

The Mountaineers moved into the driver's seat in the conference's East division and could prevent Coastal Carolina (6-1, 2-1) from reaching the championship game.

Grayson McCall threw for 291 yards and one touchdown for Coastal Carolina. It had a 11-game Sun Belt winning streak snapped.

Coastal Carolina came in averaging 48.8 points, but the Chanticleers were outgained 575 to 376 and the offense struggled to protect McCall in the second half.

Appalachian State's defense forced three Coastal Carolina punts in the fourth quarter, setting up Brice and the offense with great field position at the Mountaineers 38 for their final drive. From there, Brice went to Williams on consecutive throws of 19 and 16 yards to reach field goal range.

Appalachian State was careful not to score a touchdown in the closing seconds to prevent Coastal Carolina from getting the ball again with Peoples even going down on a knee at the end of one run instead of crossing the goal line. The Mountaineers ran the clock down to 3 seconds before Staton took the field for the winner.

It looked as if Coastal Carolina was going to run away with it early on.

The Chanticleers took a 14-0 lead when McCall faked as though he was going to run on a third and 4 play drawing the linebackers in, only to dump a pass over the middle to a wide open Kameron Brown, who raced 74 yards for a touchdown.

But the Mountaineers battled back behind super senior wide Williams, who snared two long passes to set up App State's first score, then hauled in a 47-yard touchdown reception to tie the game after a successful onside kick.

Mason Biscardi added field goals of 50 and 46 yards to give the Chanticleers a 20-14 lead at halftime, but Appalachian State would battled back to tie it at 27 late in the third quarter on a 43-yard TD run around right end by Peoples.

App State was driving for the go-ahead score midway through the fourth quarter when Daetrich Harrington couldn't get the grip on a handoff and fumbled the ball away at the Coastal Carolina 7-yard line. But the defense held and gave the offense another chance to win it.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter CoastCApp
CoastC TD 6:46 Shermari Jones 1 yd run (Massimo Biscardi kick) 7 0
CoastC TD 1:11 Kameron Brown 74 yd pass from Grayson McCall (Massimo Biscardi kick) 14 0
Second Quarter CoastCApp
App TD 14:02 Camerun Peoples 1 yd run (Chandler Staton kick) 14 7
App TD 13:20 Malik Williams 47 yd pass from Chase Brice (Chandler Staton kick) 14 14
CoastC FG 2:23 Massimo Biscardi 50 yd FG 17 14
CoastC FG 0:00 Massimo Biscardi 46 yd FG 20 14
Third Quarter CoastCApp
App TD 9:39 Corey Sutton 28 yd pass from Chase Brice (Chandler Staton kick) 20 21
CoastC TD 4:36 Shermari Jones 1 yd run (Massimo Biscardi kick) 27 21
App TD 1:43 Camerun Peoples 43 yd run (failed 2pt rush) 27 27
Fourth Quarter CoastCApp
App FG 0:00 Chandler Staton 24 yd FG 27 30
Team Stats
  Coastal Carolina Appalachian State
First downs 17 22
  Rushing 4 8
  Passing 12 13
  Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Efficiency 3-9, 33% 6-11, 55%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 0-2, 0%
Rushes-Yards 29-55 41-228
Passing Yards 291 347
Return Yards 16 88
Completions-Attempts-Int 15-23-0 18-28-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 3--15 0-0
Punts 5 2
Punts-Average 38.2 38
Fumbles Lost 0-0 2-2
Penalties - Yards 6-57 7-76
Time of Possession 29:32 30:28
Coastal Carolina Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
G. McCall 15 23 291 1 0
Appalachian State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Brice 18 28 347 2 0
Coastal Carolina Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
R. White 9 33 3.7 0
S. Jones 10 28 2.8 2
G. McCall 8 -3 -0.4 0
B. Bennett 2 -3 -1.5 0
Appalachian State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
N. Noel 16 82 5.1 0
C. Peoples 7 58 8.3 2
D. Harrington 12 46 3.8 0
C. Brice 5 34 6.8 0
M. Williams 1 8 8.0 0
Coastal Carolina Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Heiligh 6 103 17.2 0
K. Brown 3 98 32.7 1
R. White 2 40 20.0 0
I. Likely 2 32 16.0 0
B. Bennett 1 11 11.0 0
A. Bedgood 1 7 7.0 0
Appalachian State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Williams 10 206 20.6 1
C. Sutton 6 113 18.8 1
T. Hennigan 1 23 23.0 0
D. Harrington 1 5 5.0 0
Coastal Carolina Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Appalachian State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Coastal Carolina Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
C. Ouverson 5 191 38.2
Appalachian State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
X. Subotsch 2 76 38.0
Coastal Carolina Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Appalachian State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Coastal Carolina Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Stokes Jr. 1 16 16.0
Appalachian State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Tucker 4 88 22.0
Coastal Carolina Missed FG
Player Length
Appalachian State Missed FG
Player Length




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